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Formac Lorimer Books Fall 2013 Trade

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    Portrait of Julia A Novel Hardcover Robert MacNeil 9781459502796 $29.95 FICTION Sep 18, 2013
    In 1920 Julia Robertson is a young, beautiful war widow, aware of the radical new ideas bursting into the settled thinking of post-Victorian Canada. That new thinking, about the human unconscious through Freud and Jung, about sexual frankness, about women as well as skepticism about religion, shaped the emerging 20th century world and infused modern painting, music, and literature. Julia struggles with her conscience over the man she most trusts when she is passionately infatuated with another, an Englishman. He leads her into the orbit of the ... + Read More
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    The Secret Power of Juries What jurors in Canada aren't being told about their rights -- and what we can do about it Paperback Gary Bauslaugh 9781459405059 $22.95 LAW Sep 18, 2013
    Canadians know that the jurors at a trial decide the defendant’s guilt or innocence according to the law of the land. What they don’t know is how far that right actually goes, and what the real power of juries is.Sometimes people -- even jurors -- wonder if a law or a judgment in a particular case is a just one. When the law seems wrong, we are told there is only one solution: change the law.In fact, though, in our legal system there is another remedy: When jurors decide that to question the fairness of applying the law in the case they are dec... + Read More
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    Quiet No More New Political Activism in Canada and Around the Globe Paperback Joel D. Harden 9781459405073 $22.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 18, 2013
    Spontaneous and creative protest movements have burst onto the political stage in Canada and around the world. Joel D. Harden, an activist, writer, and educator, offers a ground-level account of the most important of these recent expressions of large-scale political engagement, mostly by young people. Based on first-hand accounts from many of the participants and organizers, Harden describes key events and turning-points -- in Canada and beyond -- from the viewpoint of a committed insider. Harden believes that these new bottom-up movements are ... + Read More
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    Pilgrim Souls Caring for a Loved One with Dementia Paperback Jim Lotz 9781459502765 $22.95 HEALTH & FITNESS Sep 18, 2013
    This memoir focuses on an experience all of us dread. Pat Lotz was an accomplished author and editor, active in her community, and a loving wife and mother. She succumbed to dementia which was later diagnosed as Alzheimer's at the age of 81. Jim Lotz, her husband, and himself the author of more than 20 books, became her primary caregiver and spent six years in this role before her death in 2012. Growing numbers of people are falling victim to dementia, and the condition challenges health care professionals and the health care system because the... + Read More
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    Old Enough to Fight Canada's Boy Soldiers in the First World War Hardcover Dan Black 9781459405417 $34.95 HISTORY Sep 18, 2013
    Between 15,000 and 20,000 underage youths, some as young as ten, signed up to fight in Canada's armed forces in the First World War. They served in the trenches alongside their elders, and fought in all the major battles: Ypres, the Somme, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, and the rest. Many were injured or suffered psychological wounds. Many died. This is the first book to tell their story. Some boys joined up to escape unhappy homes and workplaces. Others went with their parents' blessing, carrying letters from fathers and mothers asking the recruit... + Read More
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    Peggy's Cove Cooking Hardcover Formac Publishing 9781459502758 $16.95 COOKING Jul 04, 2013
    A collection of 60 traditional favourite recipes from the south shore of Nova Scotia, from Peggy's Cove and beyond. Easy-to-make, down-home cooking from the perfect boiled lobster to traditional creamy clam chowder to Jigg's Dinner to flavourful Blueberry Grunt. A great souvenir of the special flavours and dishes of Canada's east coast. With beautiful 30+ colour photographs.
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    Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick A defining conflict for Canada's political culture Paperback David Bell 9781459502772 $22.95 HISTORY Sep 18, 2013
    The American refugees who fled north to Canada after Britain's defeat by the revolutionary U.S. army were determined to build a culture separate from the U.S. By their numbers and their politics they became effectively the founders of English Canada. In 1784 Britain carved out the new province, New Brunswick, for these Loyalist refugees, creating a special homeland where they could run their own show. But, given a chance to found a new society, the Loyalist refugees turned against each other in a savage contest for political power. In Saint Joh... + Read More
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    Series: Fiction Treasures Rob MacNab A Story of Old Pictou Paperback Frank Baird 9781459502789 $16.95 FICTION Nov 12, 2013
    Named after the ship that brought nearly 200 Highland Scots to the wilderness of Pictou and West River, Nova Scotia, in 1773, "Hector" Davie narrates this tale of witchery, muscular Christianity, press gangs, and Culloden-haunted memory in an historical novel in the tradition of Sir Walter Scott. The setting is Pictou County, Nova Scotia. The story revolves around Rob Macnab -- a young man of mysterious background whose future begins to be resolved as the Gaelic-speaking Scots of Pictou literally "fight" an election against the "wily Halifax me... + Read More
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    Bluenose Adventure Hardcover Jacqueline Halsey 9781459502802 $16.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 9 Oct 08, 2013
    Here's a true-to-life adventure story. Arty is a 10-year-old boy who gets the chance of a lifetime -- he's hired to go on the maiden voyage of the famous schooner Bluenose in 1921. Young readers will delight in joining along with Arty as he learns his way around the ship amidst the dangers, excitement and intrigue of working on a fishing schooner. When Arty climbs to the top of a mast and spots another ship heading toward Bluenose on a collision course, even the captain is grateful for his help. Once he's back in Bluenose's home port of Lunenbu... + Read More
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    Series: Formac First Novels Lilly Babysits her Brother Paperback Brenda Bellingham 9781459502871 $5.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 6 - 9 Sep 18, 2013
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    Series: Be Brave, Morgan! Morgan on Ice Paperback Ted Staunton 9781459502901 $5.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8 Sep 18, 2013
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    Healing the Bruises Hardcover Lori Morgan 9781459502833 $16.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10 Sep 18, 2013
    Julia is a young girl who has to leave her family home with her mother to move to a shelter and then to a new apartment because of physical abuse of her mother by her father. Healing the Bruises focuses on Julia's experiences and feelings as she grieves her loss but grows comfortable with her new home, school, and friends. The support she gets from living in housing for families who have experienced abuse and from her counsellors is presented in terms that every young reader can appreciate and understand. In an engaging graphic novel form, this... + Read More
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    Picture Me Paperback Lori Weber 9781459405103 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 17 Sep 18, 2013
    When a well-meaning English teacher has overweight student Krista read aloud a poem about body image titled "Barbie Doll" in class, she ignites a simmering bullying event based on Krista's appearance. Krista's best friend, and witness to the event, Tessa, is suspended for fighting to defend her friend. The girl who bullies Krista seems unaffected by the incident at school and more concerned with what an older guy thinks of her. But as the three characters' paths intersect, their inner lives are revealed. Each emerges as a much more complicated ... + Read More
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    TT: Full Throttle Paperback Nicole Winters 9781459405165 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 17 Sep 18, 2013
    Scott has one obsession: to fulfill his late father's dream of racing in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, the most dangerous and prestigious motorcycle road race in the world. Far from their home in British Columbia and still reeling from a recent tragedy, Scott and his roommates-turned-pit crew have only five days during Practice Week to secure a spot in the TT. Scott must qualify with a fast enough time or he doesn't race. But the pressure of working with a rookie crew on the potentially lethal course puts Scott's safety and his friendsh... + Read More
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    SAR: Powderhounds Paperback Heather Kellerhals-Stewart 9781459405196 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 17 Sep 18, 2013
    It's the last run of the day and hotdog skier Luc isn't afraid to go out of bounds to get the most out of a downhill experience. Though his girlfriend, Cass, is a bit more cautious, she's not going to let Luc go on his own. But as the weather takes a turn for the worse, the skiers become lost. When Search and Rescue gets the phone call that the skiers may be missing, the office is being manned by rookie Chic. The rescue team know they must wait until morning before they set out in the poor weather conditions, but when they still havent located ... + Read More
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    Striker Paperback David Skuy 9781459405134 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Sep 18, 2013
    Thirteen-year-old Cody is aching to get back onto the pitch. Last year he had a tumor removed from his leg. Though it's a struggle, Cody tries out for the Lions and makes the team as a "super sub" -- one of eleven players who jokingly named themselves that because they're never allowed to play. Secretly Cody is relieved, since he hasn't told anyone on the team that he had cancer. But then there's a shakeup in team management and suddenly Cody and the super subs are the only players left. Cody has no choice now but to play, even if his leg does... + Read More
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    Series: The Seven Stair Crew Skinner's Banks Paperback Brad V. Cowan 9781459405226 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Sep 18, 2013
    Cale Finch has just won second place in a skateboarding competition when he's ambushed on his way home by a member of a rival crew, the Mental Posse. They steal the money that Cale was going to use to replace his broken skateboard. Cale feels embarrassed by what happened, so he doesn't tell anyone right away. Eventually, Mark Skinner, an older skater, finds out, and offers to help Cale get the money back. But before he does, tragedy strikes and Mark is killed in a car accident. Cale has to deal with the loss of his friend and hero -- and find ... + Read More
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    Series: Lorimer Sports Stories Hoop Magic Paperback Eric Howling 9781459405257 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10 - 13 Sep 18, 2013
    Orlando O’Malley has had to overcome a lot to play basketball. He’s the worst shooter on the Evergreen Eagles middle school team. He can barely dribble around a cone in practice. And he’s certainly the shortest. But Orlando has two special talents: a winning personality and the ability to call play-by-play almost everything that is happening around him. Orlando really wants to be a star player, but despite his best efforts he can’t quite seem to make the right play at the right time. His biggest contributions to the team are his ability to get ... + Read More
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    Series: Lorimer Sports Stories Spiked Paperback Steven Barwin 9781459405288 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10 - 13 Sep 18, 2013
    Eighth-grader Emma is the tallest person in her class. While she used to be into sports in a big way, now that she’s hanging out with her new best friend, other things have become more important -- like clothes and makeup and fitting in. When Emma gets roped into volunteering for the girls’ volleyball team, she feels the urge to play again. First, though, she’ll have to overcome her fear of what her new friends will say if she does.
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    Series: Lorimer Podium Sports Academy Big Air Paperback Lorna Schultz Nicholson 9781459405318 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 18 Sep 18, 2013
    Aboriginal snowboarder Jax has it made. He’s in his last year at Podium Sports Academy and he’s got a sponsorship from a big snowboarding company in the bag. But then his older brother, always the troublemaker in the family, shows up in Calgary unexpectedly. Suddenly Jax’s sponsorship is threatened when the police come asking questions about a break-in at the house where he lives. He wants to help his brother, but will it cost him his future as a professional boarder?
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    Series: Lorimer SideStreets Pure Fake Paperback Beverly Scudamore 9781459405349 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 14 - 18 Sep 18, 2013
    Gina is the kind of girl who works hard to keep up her appearance -- not just her hair and makeup, but going so far as breast-enhancement surgery and regular diet pills. When tall, athletic, good-looking Colter wants to be her boyfriend, Gina jumps at the chance. She thinks they'll be the perfect couple and ignores the warning signs that things aren't right with him. That includes rumours that his past girlfriend has a restraining order against him. But when Colter's actions put Gina in physical danger she is finally forced to wake up to what C... + Read More
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    Series: Lorimer Real Justice Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer The story of Brenda Waudby and the notorious pathologist Dr Charles Smith Paperback Harold Levy 9781459405370 $12.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 13 - 17 Nov 01, 2013
    Brenda Waudby, a rehabilitated cocaine addict, was a single mother of two little girls in 1997. One night she left them with a 14-year-old babysitter and when she came home her 21-month-old daughter was dead. Police immediately targeted Brenda as the suspect. A government pathologist, Dr. Charles Smith, examined the body and concluded that Brenda was responsible for the death. Facing a jury on a charge of murder and the permanent loss of her other children, Brenda was cornered -- and pled guilty to child abuse, instead of murder. Almost nine... + Read More
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    Series: Righting Canada's Wrongs Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Komagata Maru and Canada's Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century Hardcover Pamela Hickman 9781459404373 $34.95 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Age (years) from 13 - 18 May 09, 2014
    In 1914, Canada was a very British society with anti-Asian attitudes. Although Great Britain had declared that all people from India were officially British citizens and could live anywhere in the British Commonwealth, Canada refused to accept them. This racist policy was challenged by Gurdit Singh, a Sikh businessman, who chartered a ship, the Komagata Maru, and sailed to Vancouver with over 300 fellow Indians wishing to immigrate to Canada. They were turned back, tragically. Over the years, the Canadian government gradually changed its immig... + Read More

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